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'''John Scantlebury Macdonald''' (May 30, 1871 – September 26, 1931) was a Canadian singer and recording industry|recording executive. Under the pseudonym '''Harry Macdonough''', he was one of the most prolific and popular tenors during the formative years of recorded music. Macdonald was born in Hamilton, Ontario|Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His earliest recorded performances were for the Michigan Electric Company in Detroit, which made phonograph cylinders for penny arcade (venue)|penny arcades. He caught the attention of Edison Records with a demo recording he made in October 1898, and began recording for Edison in The Haydn Quartet. From 1899 until his retirement in 1920, he recorded hundreds of songs both as a soloist and in ensembles. During the 1900s Macdonald took a job with the Victor Talking Machine Company, becoming assistant manager and later manager of its New...
Birth nameJohn Scantlebury Macdonald
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Birth placeHamilton, Ontario|Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Death date{{Death date and age|1931|09|26|1871|05|30}}
Death placeNew York
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